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Martha Sugalski leaves WESH

orlandosentinel.com — Anchor Martha Sugalski and WESH-Channel 2 have parted ways, the station announced Thursday. In a memo to the staff, WESH General Manager Jim Carter said he believed Sugalski had accepted an offer from another station in town, based on a discussion with Sugalski and her agent. But she can't appear on another station immediately.

Dwight Howard sells his Orlando area home

orlandosentinel.com — Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has sold his five-bedroom Orlando-area home for $3.4 million - about $1.5 million less than the asking price. The former Orlando Magic player put his 3-acre Longwood estate on the market more than five months ago with an asking price of $4.9 million, and it sold July 21.

UCF ranked No. 24, Knights lean on veteran players to build on success

orlandosentinel.com — UCF is ranked #24 in Orlando Sentinel Sports college football preseason rankings. The Orlando Sentinel's college insider Matt Murschel has ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2014 season. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @osiliana: #UCF #Knights check in at No. 24 in the Orlando Sentinel's preseason rankings: bit.ly/WQv9Jp | via @osmattmurschel...

Jul 31, 2014

#UCF #Knights check in at No. 24 in the Orlando Sentinel's preseason rankings: bit.ly/WQv9Jp | via @osknights

New film fuels more speculation about King Kong ride at Universal

orlandosentinel.com — Construction has been going on at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure, and news of an upcoming King Kong movie has fueled speculation among bloggers that that the project could be a new attraction based on the giant ape. Legendary Entertainment last weekend announced that it would release a movie based on King Kong's home of Skull Island in 2016.
Jul 31, 2014

“Universal would not comment." What?! RT@SandraPedicini: Skull Island fuels speculation of King Kong at Universal bit.ly/UOq4zc

Jul 31, 2014

RT @SandraPedicini: News about Skull Island from this past weekend has fueled more speculation of a King Kong attraction at Universal bit.ly/UOq4zc

Jul 31, 2014

News about Skull Island from this past weekend has fueled more speculation of a King Kong attraction at Universal bit.ly/UOq4zc

Southwest Airlines ending marketing partnership with SeaWorld

orlandosentinel.com — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are ending a 26-year-old marketing partnership. The companies decided not to renew a contract "based on shifting priorities," SeaWorld said in a statement. SeaWorld has been in a public-relations battle with animal-rights activists over its treatment of captive killer whales, a controversy fanned by the documentary "Blackfish."
Jul 31, 2014

What impact? RT@SandraPedicini: Southwest Airlines ending a 26-year marketing partnership with SeaWorld. bit.ly/UOi0hR

Jul 31, 2014

RT @SandraPedicini: Southwest Airlines ending a 26-year marketing partnership with SeaWorld. bit.ly/UOi0hR $SEAS #Blackfish

Jul 31, 2014

Southwest Airlines ending a 26-year marketing partnership with SeaWorld. bit.ly/UOi0hR $SEAS #Blackfish

Customers love Trader Joe's, Shake Shack - if they can park

orlandosentinel.com — Shake Shack and Trader Joe's parking woes and the community's response Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park is a fan of Trader Joe's, despite her irritation in trying to find a spot in its crowded parking lot.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @CynthiaRoldan: .@shakeshack I welcome your delicious burgers in South Carolina! Customers love Trader Joe's, Shake Shack bit.ly/1qN5vCp

Jul 31, 2014

.@shakeshack I welcome your delicious burgers in South Carolina! Customers love Trader Joe's, Shake Shack bit.ly/1qN5vCp

UCF football: Torrian Wilson moves back to left tackle

orlandosentinel.com — Torrian Wilson, OL Miami Northwestern Ht:6-4 Wt:315 Class: 2010 Recruiting Buzz: Wilson was rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com. He tore his meniscus during the season opener of his senior year at Miami Northwestern, but the talented and smart lineman still earned a spot in the Under Armour All-American game.
Jul 31, 2014

First day of preseason camp nugget. #UCF moves Torrian Wilson back to left tackle. ow.ly/zOV2l

UCF football players confident in their experienced roster

orlandosentinel.com — UCF is ranked #24 in Orlando Sentinel Sports college football preseason rankings. UCF football's preseason camp opened with more questions than answers compared to last season, but players are resolute about building on the program's recent success. "I feel like last year's first day, we were kind of ...
Jul 31, 2014

First day of preseason camp story is up. Check it out. ow.ly/zOVnu

Orlando apartment rents among country's least affordable

orlandosentinel.com — Orlando, long considered one of the more affordable markets for homebuyers, now stands as one of the country's least affordable markets for renters, a new report shows. Renters in the four-county metro area spend an average of 34.3 percent of their income paying the landlord in April, according to a study released today by RealtyTrac real estate research firm.
Jul 31, 2014

Bad news for renters: Orlando among least-affordable markets in the U.S.: is.gd/rjTnvM

Alexandria Chery: Missing teen's social-media silence sparked concerns

orlandosentinel.com — Like most girls nowadays, Alexandria Fransa Chery kept a cellphone seemingly attached to her hand. Before the 16-year-old west Orange County girl vanished this week, Alexandria posted selfies and tweets all day long, documenting the ins and outs of her love life, friendships and travels across Central Florida.

Sharknado 2 sets Syfy record

orlandosentinel.com — Look at what "Sharknado" begat. The sequel "Sharknado 2: The Second" drew 3.9 million viewers and became Syfy's most-watched original movie ever. Syfy highlighted that the film "delivered One Billion (yes, with a B) estimated impressions for 'Sharknado' Twitter conversations." How do you feel about good ratings happening to bad movies?

Charity that offers back-to-school supplies gets makeover

orlandosentinel.com — A Gift For Teaching president, Jane Thompson, unveils the makeover of its Free Store after a $60,000 makeover, on Thursday, July 31, 2014. The Free Store provides more than 1,000 teachers with school supplies each month.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @OSentinelBiz: Back-to-school headquarters that offers free supplies gets makeover bit.ly/1n7XsIc

Orlando attorney Charles Miner disbarred; three others disciplined

orlandosentinel.com — Attorney discipline () Orlando attorney Charles Denis Miner has been disbarred over shortages in his trust accounts. Three other attorneys in Central Florida were disciplined. Miner was previously suspended pending the outcome of an investigation. As of July 10, he lost his license in a disbarment.
Jul 31, 2014

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Jul 31, 2014

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